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While PC VR headsets are fun, no one has especially enjoyed the number of cables required to hook one up. With separate video, power, and data cables, the end result has been that manufacturers have used somewhat unwieldy cables or breakout boxes. However as part of the generalized push towards the second generation of VR headsets, a new industry consortium is coming together today to reduce the requirements to a single cable. Backed by NVIDIA, AMD, Oculus, Valve, and Microsoft, the new VirtualLink standard is a USB Type-C alternate mode that will be able to supply all of the necessary power, video information, and data over a single Type-C cable and connector. Today’s announcement from the group is essentially a call for participation, announcing the...

The AnandTech Podcast, Episode 46: More Choice on x86

The recent discussions at AnandTech have been about the latest updates in desktop computing. We recently went live with our Ryzen 2000-series review of all four processors, and our...

14 by Ian Cutress on 5/9/2018

Join Us Tomorrow for an AT Forums AMA with AMD's James Prior

On Wednesday, May 9th through Thursday, May 10th AnandTech's community team will be hosting an ask-me-anything session with James Prior, Senior Manager for AMD's Client Enthusiast Team, on the...

9 by Ryan Smith on 5/8/2018

AMD 18.4.1 Driver Brings Beta PlayReady 3.0 Support for Polaris; Support for Vega GPUs & APUs Still to Come

Undocumented in last week’s release of Radeon Software 18.4.1 Adrenalin Edition, AMD’s newest driver has brought beta support for PlayReady 3.0, Microsoft’s video playback DRM solution, to Polaris GPUs...

8 by Nate Oh on 5/7/2018

Spectre Watch: More Spectre-class CPU Vulnerabilities to be Announced Soon?

This morning has seen an interesting turn of events in the world of processor security. c't magazine has published an exclusive report stating that they got wind of a...

78 by Ryan Smith on 5/3/2018

German IT Distributor Publishes AMD+Intel Roadmaps: Z490, Z390, 8-Core CFL in Q4

With Computex just around the corner, a lot of thought is being put to exactly what are we expecting to see at the show. There are questions about AMD’s...

30 by Ian Cutress on 5/3/2018

The Acer Swift 3 SF315-41 Review: Ryzen Meets Laptop

It’s been a long time since we’ve had a chance to review a laptop powered by an AMD CPU, but Acer has now launched the Acer Swift 3 powered...

78 by Brett Howse on 5/3/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.4.1: Windows 10 April 2018 Update Support

Today, AMD released Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.4.1, bringing beta level support for the just-released Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803). A more minor update for this Microsoft...

6 by Nate Oh on 4/30/2018

AMD Announces Q1 FY 2018 Results: Big Gains

This afternoon, AMD announced their earnings for the first quarter of their 2018 fiscal year, and their recent trend of performance has continued, with revenues for the quarter up...

14 by Brett Howse on 4/25/2018

AMD Launches Combat Crate Bundles: CPU, GPU, & Motherboard In a Box

AMD on Wednesday announced its Combat Crate bundles, an initiative aimed to deliver a complete set of barebones PC hardware straight to the hands of gamers. The bundles will...

12 by Anton Shilov on 4/25/2018

A Timely Discovery: Examining Our AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen Results

Last week, we published our AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen Deep Dive, covering our testing and analysis of the latest generation of processors to come out from AMD. Due to...

242 by Ian Cutress & Ryan Smith on 4/25/2018

AMD Launches Ryzen 3 2200GE & Ryzen 5 2400GE 35 W APUs

AMD has officially added energy-efficient Ryzen 3 and Ryzen 5 APUs to its product lineup. The new processors with integrated Radeon Vega graphics, have a 35 W TDP, and...

43 by Anton Shilov on 4/23/2018

BenQ Unveils EX3203R 32-inch Curved LCD with FreeSync 2, DCI-P3, & USB-C

AMD’s FreeSync 2 platform this week gained yet another supporter. BenQ on Thursday introduced its EX3203R gaming display that supports AMD’s latest dynamic refresh rate technology along with the...

17 by Anton Shilov on 4/20/2018

Cray Adds AMD EPYC Processors to CS500 Cluster Supercomputers

Cray this week announced plans to offer AMD’s EPYC-based CS500 cluster supercomputers later this year. The Cray CS500 clusters will be based on ultra-dense 2-way servers each featuring up...

10 by Anton Shilov on 4/19/2018

The AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen Deep Dive: The 2700X, 2700, 2600X, and 2600 Tested

With 2017 finished, and Ryzen being very successful for AMD, the inevitable question was due: what happens next? Early in 2018, the plans were laid bare: a second generation...

537 by Ian Cutress on 4/19/2018

ASUS Introduces “AREZ” Brand for Radeon Cards as AMD Discusses New Consumer-Friendly AIB Branding

This week, ASUS introduced new “AREZ” branding for their AMD Radeon video cards. This announcement comes in conjunction with an AMD ‘freedom of choice’ initiative for consumers and gamers...

35 by Nate Oh on 4/19/2018

Lenovo Lists ThinkPad E485/E585: AMD’s Ryzen Mobile Land in Business PCs

Lenovo has quietly published specifications of its ThinkPad E485 and ThinkPad E585 laptops based on AMD’s Ryzen Mobile processors on its website. Coming in classic black chassis and featuring...

33 by Anton Shilov on 4/18/2018

AOC Announces AGON AG322QC4 32-Inch Curved LCD with FreeSync 2 & DisplayHDR 400

AOC on Wednesday introduced its first gaming display that supports AMD’s FreeSync 2 technology, making this just the second line of FreeSync 2 monitors to be announced thus far...

20 by Anton Shilov on 4/18/2018

The ASRock X370 Gaming-ITX/ac Motherboard Review

With high performance desktop ITX options appearing more frequently with each new generation of chipset, ASRock released a pairing of AM4 offerings to satisfy small form factor enthusiasts. Although...

29 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/18/2018

Dell Launches AMD Ryzen-Based Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 Convertible, Starts at $700

When AMD announced its Ryzen Mobile processors last October, it had three launch customers with three laptop models. Back in early March this year Dell joined the Ryzen Mobile...

51 by Anton Shilov on 4/16/2018

Overclocking The AMD Ryzen APUs: Guide and Results

With AMD’s new launch of Raven Ridge APUs, the Ryzen 3 2200G ($99) and Ryzen 5 2400G ($169), AMD holds the current integrated graphics apex when directly compared against...

54 by Ian Cutress & Gavin Bonshor on 4/16/2018

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